One Year Anniversary of the Repose of Metropolitan Philip of Thrice-Blessed Memory

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

Thursday, March 19, 2015 marks the one year anniversary of the repose of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip of thrice-blessed memory. Reflects Archpriest Joseph Antypas of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Troy, MI, “There is not a single day that passes without remembering the life and the contributions of this giant of a man, who has endeared himself to the cause of spreading Antiochian Orthodoxy in North America, and who has left a tremendous impact on the institutions that belong to the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America.”

Remembering his predecessor, His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph notes, “It is hard to believe a whole year has already passed since our father and chief-shepherd of more than 48 years reposed. His life and legacy will continue to be with us and inspire us for many years to come. May God rest his soul with the saints and may his memory be eternal!”

Read Metropolitan Joseph’s letter on the occasion of the one year anniversary
Visit the Metropolitan Philip memorial section
Read “On the First Anniversary of the Falling Asleep of Metropolitan Philip,” by Fr. Joseph Antyp